Review: Chanel Duo Eyeshadow Misty

I’ve had this duo for a few years now. It’s one of my very first Chanel eye shadows. If you’re wondering why I’m only talking about it now, well, I wonder about that too. I picked this up because for eye shadows, I love purple and I love taupe. This happens to be a taupe-ish purple duo so … need I say more?


Chanel duo 40 Misty


I used it to death for a few months at one point and I think you can see the wear, but not apparent. I have a feeling eye shadows grow itself. They never seem to die. As always, for my eye shape, I like to use the lighter colour all over my lids then the darker colour to add depth at the outer corner of my eyes and on my lower lash line. The photo below makes the colours look more pink than it really is, so I took another one withย neutral background.


Chanel Misty Chanel duo Misty


The eye shadow duo swatch beautifully, with good colour payoff and smooth texture. I wouldn’t say these are buttery because they’re not soft to touch. They work well with brushes as well as fingers. Surprisingly, the 2 applicators included work quite well too. The sponge applicator is used to pat on the eye shadow on my lids and then the brush is used to blend out the edges. Good for touching up or emergency painting ๐Ÿ˜‰


Chanel Misty swatch


I have been giving away quite a few makeup items to relatives and this duo is something I am keeping. That says quite a bit considering the amount of eye shadows I have. Sure, I may not wear this every day… heck, I haven’t been wearing much eye shadows, period… but I like to have this because I just really like it. Do you have any Chanel duos? Anything you like?


xoxo Lily



  • I don’t have any Chanel shadows – I’ve never tried any, actually. I usually let something else catch my eye, haha. But I love these colors – they totally look like your kind of thing!

    • Lily

      You know me well, Larie. Definitely my colours!

  • I don’t have any Chanel Duos…come to think of it I don’t think I have any Chanel eyeshadows anymore. I bought some when the makeup madness started, but ended up disappointed in the quality. I know they’ve been reformulated, but I just don’t wear eyeshadows enough anymore.
    This is totally a Lily duo! It is really pretty! I love that purpley taupe!

    • Lily

      A Lily duo it is ๐Ÿ™‚ I only have this duo left, and a few singles. That’s it. Still haven’t tried the new formulation though. Was tempted once then totally forgot about it!

  • silverkis

    Hi Lily! Misty is a strange one… it seems to show up differently everytime I view it! I only have 1 Chanel Duo in Rose Majeur since they aren’t available here in Singapore I’ve got to get them from the US. But my gf who picked it up for me chose Misty and I’ve been curious ever since!

    • Lily

      I think Misty will look great on you. I guess skintone plays a role in how this duo shows up. Might look warmer or cooler on different people.

  • What a pretty duo! It looks warm and cool at the same time. I don’t own any Chanel duo but the U.S. non-baked quads are basically the same thing, I heard. I own two of them and I am quite fond of them. They are not buttery soft but easy to work with. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      You’re so right, Lena. It’s warm and cool and depending on the person’s skin tone, the colors will lean either way.

  • OOO this one is pretty indeed! I haven’t tried a Chanel duo now come to think of it! I have singles, quads, and palettes, but no duo! Might have to look into them now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, there’s another very understated duo that’s called Taupe Delicat or something like that. Lisa Eldridge used it in her video ages ago, and that one is nice too. However, I like this one because it’s something special ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pretty! I’d keep this too ๐Ÿ™‚ No way someone is getting a duo that purty, lol.

    • Lily

      I know. It’s like *smack* hands off. LOL!

  • I don’t have any Chanel duos, but this one looks beautiful! Kind of reminds me of the much-coveted and now discontinued Estee Lauder Raisins duo. Love these pictures, Lily!

    • Lily

      Thanks Kristen. The background is an old scarf which is now in the girls’ role play box ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jaa

    I love this duo! The colors are so me. Purple and taupe have to be among my top favorite eyeshadow shades to wear of all time. They just look great for any occasion. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Yay *high five* I love colours like these too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz

    Gah, now I want a perfect little duo like this. Seriously can’t go wrong with these shades.

    • Lily

      I know right? Get it!

  • LOVE the name! And the colors are so up my alley!!! AHH! I’ll scour for this taupe-purple duo in all Chanel counters here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Of course you’d love the name!! Do let me know if you managed to get it ๐Ÿ™‚